At Thorpe Acre Junior School, all classes are taught maths through the mastery approach. We adopt small steps, use variance, manipulatives and different representations to ensure that all children achieve their highest potential and become automatic in their mathematical abilities. We develop growth mindsets, encourage hard work, practice and the importance of seeing mistakes as learning tools.


We promote reasoning skills and the use of accurate mathematical vocabulary as part of everyday lessons. Children use a range of reasoning questions, investigations and logic puzzles to deepen their learning and give them the opportunity to independently apply what they have been taught.


As they move through the school, children will be able to rely on a consistency of approach between classes, with plenty of retrieval practice and opportunities for them to practise, make mistakes and get feedback on their work to improve their fluency and embed their understanding of what they are learning. With this approach, we aim for the children at Thorpe Acre Junior School to succeed in maths and have the skills they need for everyday life. Children will feel confident in their own abilities, be able to apply their knowledge, being able to independently use what they know and enjoy their maths lessons.

Mathematics Overview - 2023/2024

The following documents detail the maths overview using Power Maths, for this academic year:

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Help your child with their addition, using this easy to follow video.

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Help your child with their subtraction, using this easy to follow video.

Mathematics Policy

We wish all our pupils, parents and staff, a very happy summer holiday. See you all again on 29th August 2024. Please contact the school office should you require a place for your child at Thorpe Acre Juniors. If you would like to purchase a book for school from our Wish List, please visit